Rapper Antron "Big
Lurch" Singleton was ordered to stand trial last week for the
murder of a Los Angeles woman in April. Detective Raymond Jankowski testified
on Wednesday (June 5th) that he found the victim, Tynisha Ysais, 21, in her
apartment with her chest ripped open.
According to testimony, Lurch and Ysais’ boyfriend
Thomas Moore, spent the evening prior to the murder smoking PCP. The next day
Ysais’ friend Alisa Allen saw Lurch on the street naked, his stomach and mouth
were covered with blood. She flagged down an officer who arrested Lurch. When
Allen went to Ysais’ apartment, she found her friend lying dead on the floor.
Jankowski described the grizzly scene. "Her
chest was open, exposing internal organs." He also said that her right
lung was chewed and torn. A medical examination after Lurch was arrested found
foreign human flesh and blood in his stomach.
Lurch, who is originally from Texas, was in Los
Angeles recording material for a new album. "I can’t believe it,"
Texas veteran Face (formerly Scarface) told AllHipHop.com. "I’ve known
him for awhile. His people were in touch with me about doing some material 3
or 4 months ago. For some reason, I decided not to work with him. He had a nice
voice and he could rhyme.Noone would have expected this." Big Lurch has
worked with a number of artists. He was a member of the group Cosmic Slop Shop
and released an album in 1998, titled Da Family. Cosmic Slop Shop consisted
of Doonie Baby and platinum producer Rick Rock. He also recorded songs with
Mystikal, C-Bo, RBL Posse and Mac Dre.
Lurch is charged with one count of murder and
torture and is being held without bail. The DA hasn’t decided if they are going
to seek the death penalty or not.